30 Days Left: RNC Hires Young Deputy Director for AfAm Engagement

30 Days Left: RNC Hires Young Deputy Director for AfAm Engagement


Thirty-Two Days Left. The Republican National Committee has hired Ayshia Connors to be their new Deputy Director of African American Political Engagement. Connors starts Tuesday. She would serve as Deputy to Ashley Bell, who is the RNC’s National Director for African American Engagement but would not be involved in media strategy.

AyesiaConnors has been a legislative correspondent for Georgia Republican Rep. Rob Woodall over the last year.  READ MORE AT NBC BLK

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Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, comms strategist and political analyst. She created Crewof42, a blog focused on African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke also writes for NBC BLK, The Root, NNPA and is the Managing Editor of Politic365. As part of a diverse career in politics and media, she has served as a congressional staffer for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee, Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and Director of Communications for Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor of Virginia. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Burke appeared each Monday on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne. Ms. Burke holds a B.A. in History from The American University. She was born and raised in New York. Email: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @LVBurke. IG: @laurenvburke. Periscope: @LVBurke